Once the worm has gotten in

Considering that the 68 million people who suffer from lymphatic filariasis, manifested by lymphedema, elephantiasis and/or hydrocele, and the 21 million who suffer from river blindness live almost exclusively in the most remote areas of Africa and Southeast Asia.  Which are regions where the pharmaceutical industry cannot make high profits. Therefore, it is not surprising that in the last 30 years, less than 0.1% of newly developed drugs have been effective against tropical diseases, pointed out Prof. Achim Hoerauf.

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